Archive for September 2012

On Sustainable Business Models, and Comparing Apples to Oranges

Posted by on Friday September 28, 2012 | Business, Events, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The American Society of Media Photographers’ program, “Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists,” held September 27 in New York City, can be viewed online via ASMP’s video library. Speakers and panelists provided useful context and insights into the current marketplace for photography, as well as thoughts on how professional freelancers might adapt... More

Video Pick: A Partnership to Fight the Stigma of Incarceration

Posted by on Thursday September 27, 2012 | PDN Video Picks, Photojournalism

During a panel discussion at ASMP’s “Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists” symposium, Stephen Mayes, managing director of the VII Photo Agency warned photographers not to think of themselves strictly as service providers. He suggested looking not for clients, but for “partnerships.” He said VII has successfully formed several such partnerships, in... More

Aleppo Photo Festival Holds “Symbolic Opening” in War Zone

Posted by on Friday September 21, 2012 | Events

On September 15, the day the 11th annual Aleppo International Photo Festival was scheduled to open in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, founder and organizer Issa Touma held a “symbolic opening” at his gallery. Weeks after PDN first tried to reach him, Touma emailed PDN and posted a statement on the festival’s Facebook page... More

Google Buys Nik, Developer of Photo Editing Tools for Pros

Posted by on Wednesday September 19, 2012 | Business, Photo Gear, Photo Manipulation, Social Media/Web

Google has acquired Nik Software, the San Diego company that owns Snapseed photo editing software and other tools designed primarily for professional photographers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is intended to help Google attract users to Google Plus, as part of a push to make that social media platform more competitive... More

Luminance: On the Intersection of Business, Technology and Photography

Posted by on Monday September 17, 2012 | Events

Photoshelter’s two-day symposium Luminance, held at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan on September 12 and 13, brought together imagemakers and creative industry professionals for half hour TED-style talks designed to address both current trends and the future of photography. Presenters were grouped in threes under themes such as the Manipulators, the Storytellers,... More

PDN Video Pick: Chasing The Light (With the New Nikon D600)

Posted by on Friday September 14, 2012 | PDN Video Picks

Wildlife photographer Florian Schulz, who we profiled in the August 2012 issue of PDN, was asked by Nikon to put the recently released D600 through its paces. Schulz was the first photographer to test the camera in the field. He and his brother, filmmaker Salomon Schulz, produced this short film, titled “Chasing the Light.” NIKON... More

Pedro Guerrero, Photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright, Dies at 95

Posted by on Friday September 14, 2012 | Fine Art, Obituary

Pedro Guerrero, a fine art and architecture photographer best known for his association with architect Frank Lloyd Wright, died yesterday at home in Florence, Arizona, according to reports in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. He was 95. An art school dropout, Guerrero arrived unannounced at Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona one... More